We have all heard the adage, leaders are born; not made. I believe some are born while others are taught. Leadership, a critical management skill, is the ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. How you motivate others to get to that goal is influenced by the values you bring... Read More »
If you were asked the question: What three qualities supported you to get where you are in your career today? What would be your answer? That can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Choosing only three factors, when there are likely many, can be tough. That's what I was asked to do as part of a... Read More »
Leader is more than a title; it carries a responsibility. Leaders come in all sizes, shapes and colors and they bring a myriad of attitudes to the position. Their responsibilities are numerous, requiring that they possess certain qualities and skills in order to be successful. Many skills can be developed... Read More »
For the last few days in May 2011, millions of people waited with great anticipation to see the final episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." She had decided, after 25 years, to end her very popular daytime talk show to move on to other interests. Many questioned why she would leave a show that has had such... Read More »
A few years ago, I spoke at a conference of the African American Student Union, Harvard University. During the question and answer session a young man asked: "Why would someone with a Harvard MBA choose to go into the janitorial business instead of a more sophisticated profession?"
After taking a deep... Read More »